BBWA Nominated Charity
Each year we support a local charity. This year we are delighted to be supporting Marie Curie, Bath & North East Somerset. I hope you will help us raise the awareness of this charity throughout the year. Read a little more about it below from Community Fundraiser, Julie Kemp.
At Marie Curie we believe that every day of your life matters from the first to the last.
Every minute one person dies in the UK and 3 out of 4 people who die will need palliative care. Every five minutes someone in the UK dies without getting the care and support they need at the end of their life and seven out of ten carers say that people with a terminal illness don't get all the care and support they need.
We believe everyone living with a terminal illness should be able to get the most from the time they have left, however hard that may sometimes feel.
Marie Curie Nurses care for patients in their home, when they need us the most, day or night and our hospices are at the heart of communities around the UK.
Our trained volunteers and advisers are here for patients and their families with practical information and support when they don't know what to do next or just need to talk.
£20 pays for a Marie Curie Nurse to look after someone with a terminal illness for one hour in the comfort of their own home.
We are thrilled that BBWA have chosen us as their charity for the coming year - every little helps.
Care and support through terminal illness
LAST YEAR'S CHARITY
OFF THE RECORD
Off the Record provides a range of FREE, CONFIDENTIAL and INDEPENDENT services for children and young people that support the development of their emotional health and well-being.
Children and Young People can easily access our services and find someone to listen to them, understand and help them to find their own way to improve their emotional heath and well-being. We also promote and support children and young people informing and improving services that impact on their lives.
Our service empowers children and young people to make informed choices in order to increase their well-being and independence. We provide the means by which children and young people resolve issues and thereby have the opportunity to reach their goals and influence change.
Our approach is based on the following principles:
- Children and Young People centered
- Championing good practice
- Working in partnership with other agencies.
We do this by:
- Investing in the potential and capacity of children and young people
- Delivering a range of high performing and high quality confidential and independent support services
- Providing information, activities and opportunities for participation, support, advocacy and guidance
- Involving volunteers
- The Genesis Trust
Children and young people come to us with a range of issues.
As a result of our work, children and young people:
- Develop their ability to solve their own problems
- Develop a range of coping strategies to deal with the complexities of their lives
- Are better able to engage in education and employment
- Increase their aspirations for their future
- Contribute to improving the services they use and the plans which impact on their lives
We work with children and young people in a range of places. These include community venues, places where children and young people live, hang out, and/or go to school as well as our own premises in Bath, Keynsham and Midsomer Norton.
If you are a child or young person and want information or support, or you are an adult who wants to refer a child or young person, then please contact the team.
We are a charity and registered company limited by guarantee which has been supporting children and young people since 1994. Up to now the focus of our work has been Bath and North East Somerset.
- Off the Record
- Great Western Air Ambulance
- People Against Poverty
- The Golden Oldies
- The Genesis Trust
- Dorothy House
- Bridge Care
- Friends of Young Carers
- King Bladud's Pig Appeal
- Women's Refuge
- Little Grace
- The Rainbow Centre
- Hop Skip and Jump